Google has been a joy to work with recently but over the last few days I’ve spotted a disappointing trend, at least with this seo blog and one other I publish on.
After months of posting original content virtually directly into Google via the Hobo WordPress blog (on average appearing in Google SERPS 2-9 minutes after I published), it seems it just hasn’t been the case especially the last couple of days.
I haven’t seen it published anywhere like SERoundtable, Sphinn or Search Engine Land and there’s no mention of it on any of the blogs I read on a sort-of daily basis like Andy, Sebastian, Tad or Tim (it would be interesting to hear some feedback).
Google was recently widely applauded (I think) when it seemed they started to propel fresh content from at least ‘trusted’ blogs into the top 20 or even top 10 in Google almost instantly.
But as far as I can see, it’s not been happening the last few days. Has Google canned a fresh content boost ‘experiment’? It certainly doesn’t seem to be allowing at least the Hobo site to inject the content into serps it was last week, as my recent interview with Lyndon (over an hour ago) is testament to.
I checked Google Blogsearch and yes it was there, it’s just not in the serps.
Perhaps its this blog. Perhaps the rules have been changed for certain blogs – perhaps some criteria has been changed. Perhaps the criterea for authority has been tweaked too high for this site to meet? Perhaps it’s a glitch?
Something’s changed….. perhaps this post will appear in minutes rather than 20 hours…. if it does, ther’e nothing to worry about